This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Tuesday 14 December 2010

It’s Christmas Time In The City

The decorations in Valletta this Christmas are very simple but quite striking.

Valletta on a Sunday (36)

I suppose it was the local council’s way of bringing an ‘icy’ feel to our Mediterranean Christmas.

Valletta at Christmas 006   

Our capital city may not be as large and imposing as other cities but it has its own innate charm.

Valletta at Christmas 007

And I think it photographs beautifully, even when night falls.

(I do hate those overhead wires though and I hope that they do something about them soon).

Valletta at Christmas 020


Photographs taken  in Republic Street and Merchants’ Street, Valletta.


  1. Beautiful Christmas decorations at Valetta Loree.
    Have a great evening.

  2. oh i love Christmas and Christmas decorations especially lights.

  3. Beautiful, indeed! :-)

    There are so many overhead wires in Vienna, among others above the tram lines, I have given up of finding angles not to get them into pictures. ;-)

  4. It´s nice to see all the lights in the night. Have you seen some snow or frost in your city in the last years? Don´t you? I think I can send you a lot of them this year;-)) Hugs from Luzia.

  5. So Gorgeous,spectacular Loree...thanks for sharing the Magic!!Awesome!

  6. Oh these are SO much nicer than what we have here!

  7. Bellissime, Loree!
    Same here re overhead wires...

    Love and holiday cheer,
    Ele xx

  8. What a gorgeous city! Beautiful and unique Christmas decorations. Great shots!

  9. Howdy Loree
    Oh my how beautiful !!!!!!
    I came by for a little glimpse of eye candy and as always you have blown me away with absolute joy for your gift of beauty .
    My soul has been fed and thus my spirit is overflowing with happiness and peace.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous city and your special talent that captures it for all to experience.
    May your December be filled with many blessings more than you could have ever dreamed of !
    Take care beautiful lady.
    Hugs from Texas
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  10. Lovely shots, the christmas is near :)
    See you!

  11. Lovely decorations... :)

  12. Those photographs are lovely. I particularly like the arches of lights, gorgeous. Wish I was in Valletta at the moment away from all this cold. Have a lovely Christmas and a great year in 2011.

  13. You have just gorgeous decorations, wires and all! The white branches are intriguing and that last photo looks like a winter wonderland (in the Mediterranean Christmas).

    I love seeing the decorations from all over the world, from fancy to simple, all beautiful!


  14. How beautiful! I too love seeing the wonderful decorations and these are fantastic! Love the icy twinkly branches!

  15. May the Christmas season
    fill your home with joy,
    your heart with love
    and your life with laughter.
    Wishing you peace, prosperity and health for 2011.
    Christmass hugs from Luzia.

  16. You are totally right about the wires, they give an air of messy that the city don't have.

    Other than that, I say you're a great photographer and has managed to capture nice nuances about Malta.

    Happy New Year Loree :)

  17. Those are beautiful decorations - so much more ornate than the ones we have in our little town.


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